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New Transportation Impact Guidelines Posted on Apr 25

New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently published the revised Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) Guidelines.  These guidelines are used for the preparation of transportation analysis components of environmental filings under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), specifically Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs)   …Continue Reading New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service Posted on Apr 16

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line.   To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System Posted on Apr 11

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the “GO Time” real time traffic information system is now operational along Route 6 on Cape Cod and will be expanded to highways statewide by 2015. The Governor made today’s announcement at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s transportation   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Bus Plus: New Regional Services Posted on Apr 10

Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT in partnership with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide Posted on Apr 3

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

MassDOT has officially endorsed the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide in keeping with our commitment to sustainable transportation and creating pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-friendly streets.  “Our goal is to foster transportation decisions that balance the needs of all transportation users, expand mobility, improve public health,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet Posted on Mar 28

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet

Governor Deval Patrick celebrated the launch of a new fully electric transit bus fleet at the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA). The Governor also announced new investments in two programs designed to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts. “We are committed to   …Continue Reading Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Mar 26

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

The Patrick Administration today celebrated the efforts of more than 150 Massachusetts businesses to promote healthier, more environmentally-friendly commuting at the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at historic Fenway Park. The recognized employers have been successful in administering programs and resources to encourage   …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances Posted on Mar 11

Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

MassDOT today announced a licensing agreement has been reached to provide parking in two lots under the elevated portion of the I-93 Southeast Expressway in Boston. The agreement with GTI Properties, a locally owned and operated property management and development company, calls for management and   …Continue Reading Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18 Posted on Feb 18

Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18

Bay State Bike Week Sponsors, MassDOT, MassBike and MassRIDES look forward to celebrating another successful Bay State Bike Week across the Commonwealth this May!  This year’s events are scheduled for May 10-18. In 2013, approximately 14,000 people participated in more than 175 events held across   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: May 10-18

MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings Posted on Feb 7

MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings

MassDOT will continue a series of public meetings on two recently released transportation planning documents for public review: a Long-Range Transportation Plan, “weMove Massachusetts (WMM): Planning for Performance,” and the first draft of its five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The $12.4 billion CIP   …Continue Reading MassDOT Continues Capital Investment, weMove Mass Meetings